Dumpster Art, is the brainchild of General Hauling Service Inc; coordinated by artist AdalDelgado from the 6th Street Container, in collaboration with the Bakehouse Art Complex. Dumpster Art is a project in which commercial trash dumpsters will be transformed into art, by five local artists. The artists will be selected from a “call to artists” with a deadline of October 28th, 2010.
Each prospective artist will submit their Dumpster Art Proposal to a panel of
distinguished local art experts, who will then select the artists that will be given the
opportunity to bring their visions to life by recreating their proposals on the actual
dumpsters. The commercial dumpsters and a cash prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place have all been donated by General Hauling Service, Inc.
The Dumpster Art competition will take place at the BAC facility and, once complete, willbe placed strategically around the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Wynwood Arts District and the Design District, during the week of Art Basel. After Art Basel, the containers will be exhibited at 6th Street Container’s courtyard and at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood.
Photographs of all phases of the Dumpster Art project will be provided by Susie Bush Photography and exhibited at the 6th Street Container in LIHa (Little Havana). The Dumpster Art Project is meant as a way for our local art community to bring beauty and creativity to a seemingly mundane item like a trash dumpster.
The competition judges are scheduled to be: Christopher Miro, Director, Christopher Miro Gallery, Arlys W. Raymond, Executive Director BAC and Maria Amores, co-director and
curator at the 6th Street Container.
General Hauling Service is a locally owned solid waste and recycling firm that has beenserving South Florida for over 50 years (www.generalhauling.com). The 6th Street Art Container is located at 1155 (rear) SW 6th Street.
The Bakehouse Art Complex, located at 561 NW 32nd Street, Miami, Florida (www.bacfl.org), is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing emerging and mid-career artists with affordable workspace, and educational and exhibition opportunities.
For more information, please contact Adal Delgado at 786.587.5279 or via e-mail at
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